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The Foundations of Music

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BEETHOVEN'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS
Played by EDWARD ISAACS
Sonata in C Minor, Op. 10, No. I
Molto Allegro e con brio; Molto Adagio; Finale (Prestissimo)
THIS is already on a noticeably bigger scale
-L than the Sonata played yesterday evening, although it does not take much longer in actual performance. It, too, begins its first principal tune with the notes of the common chord loaping restlessly upwards, and the second subject is in striking' contrast, broader and more smoothly flowing.
The chief tune of the slow movement, which comes next, repeats one phrnso, tho second time a note higher in tho scale ; Beethoven's early fondness for turns and ombellishments is evident in this movement too.
The last movement-there arc only three—is ft short Prestissimo whose principal tune is heard at the outset; again the second subject is bigger and more solid, and the working out of the movement is quite orthodox, except that just before the end there is an unexpected pause, after which, we pass into a vigorous little Coda'

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The Foundations of Music

5XX Daventry, 29 January 1929 18.45






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